Hiker stumbles across rare 2,000-year-old Roman coin

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A hiker accidentally uncovered a piece of history during a recent trek in Galilee, Israel, when she spotted a 2,000-year-old golden coin near an archaeological site.

Hiker Laurie Rimon handed in the coin to the Israel Antiquities Authority after discovering it on a walk around a ruin in eastern Galilee.

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Rimon said she spotted the shining coin in the grass nearby. But she was not initially sure that it was authentic. When she picked it up, she didn’t recognize the symbols and thought it was perhaps a toy. But a local guide shared a photo with the antiquities organization that knew just how special it was. Read more…

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